• Seattle’s Campaign to Ban Plastic Straws Goes Nationwide

    Soundbite Services In September alone, 2.3 million single-use plastic straws were permanently removed from Seattle according to Lonely Whale’s “Strawless in Seattle” campaign. (Pixabay)SEATTLE – To rid the world’s oceans of plastic pollution, environmental advocates are hoping Seattle’s move to ban plastic straws will send ripple effects across the...
  • What’s so bad about sipping your drink through a straw anyway?

    Doug Moss and Roddy Scheer EarthTalk Americans use 500 million plastic straws—or 1.6 per person on average—every day. Based on this, a typical American will use more than 38,000 plastic straws over the course of a lifetime. While drinking through a single-use plastic straw seems innocent enough, don’t fool...